Radiation effects for the Blasius and Sakiadis flows with a convective surface boundary condition. (English) Zbl 1153.76025

Summary: This study aims to analyze the effects of thermal radiation on the laminar boundary layer about a flat-plate in a uniform stream of fluid (Blasius flow), and about a moving plate in a quiescent ambient fluid (Sakiadis flow), both under a convective surface boundary condition. The resulting similarity energy equation is solved numerically, and the variations of dimensionless surface temperature and fluid-solid interface characteristics for different values of Prandtl number \(Pr\), radiation parameter \(N_{\text R}\) and parameter \(a\), which characterizes our convection processes, are graphed and tabulated. Quite different behaviours were encountered for a Blasius flow compared with a Sakiadis flow. A comparison with previously published results in a special case shows good agreement.


76D10 Boundary-layer theory, separation and reattachment, higher-order effects
76M55 Dimensional analysis and similarity applied to problems in fluid mechanics
80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)
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